For those capable of reading Swedish:http://www.gp.se/gp/jsp/Crosslink.jsp?d=913&a=324753http://www.gp.se/gp/jsp/Crosslink.jsp?d=147&a=324936
Copy/pasted from BBR:http://www.dslreports.com/forum/remark,17806643
I picked this up from the largest Swedish IT News site and translated it.
Lavasoft hunted by the swedish tax agency.The company behind the anti-malware company Ad-Aware is hunted by
the creditor despite large profit. The owners of Lavasoft have bought
tv's, training exercise equipment and have used the company's chauffeur
to on private journey's. On top of that the company hasn't reported
any book accounts since 2004.
The it-company placed in Gothenburg (Sweden) Lavasoft has become
very succesful internationally because of their anti-malware Ad-Aware.
The sales has generated good sales but the owners gets a reprimand
from the swedish tax agency. (As written by the newspaper Gothenburg Post)
According to the newspaper is hunted by creditors and has a dispute
with the swedish tax agency about unpaid debts.
Last year nine applications of injuctions to pay from different suppliers
was handed in to The Swedish Enforcement Administration and Legislation.
Lavasoft sales was 114 Million SEK (Swedish kronor) (About 12,5 Million Euro)
of the year 2004 and profit was 64,5 Million SEK (About 7 Million Euro).
Since then the company hasn't reported any book accounts.
Swedish tax agency claim though that the development of the profit has
continued and that the two owners together declared 8,8 Million SEK
(About 966 Thousand Euro) from private income last year.
Swedish tax agency has decided they both privately assess a tax income
of millions SEK in financial benefits that has'nt been brought up in their
declaration. Also the company has employment tax, VAT, added taxes
and interest close to 1 million SEK (About 109 Thousand Euro).
Swedish tax agency doesn't like the fact that Lavasoft has taken up a cost
of 1,1 Million SEK for a company to protect the owners weekend cottage
24/7. The owners claim the protection is motivated due to important
documents and secret sourcecode was in the house.
Swedish tax agency feel that the company activity is someplace else.
Therefore the cost of the security company shouldn't be considered
as a private financial benefit.
Not only that the Swedish tax agency feels that owners have mixed up
their private economy with Lavasoft. Amongst other things the owners
have continuously used the companys creditcard to buy things for
private use like televisions and exercise equipment.
One of the owners have also used the company's chauffeur in a rental car
transported to and from the house.
Swedish tax agency also report disorder in Lavasofts bookkeeping with
payments to different american accounts among other things.
The payment has been done without invoices or written agreement.
IT24 has been trying to reach the owner for a comment but with no result.
It was a long and hard text to translate for me hope I got most things
right so u can hopefully understand what I have written.